Six people were hurt, four of them critically, Monday when a suspected drunk driver sped through a stop sign and slammed into an Uber driver’s car, which then hit a building in Hollywood, according to authorities.
The collision between the Mercedes SUV and Prius driven by the Uber driver took place about 6 a.m. at 7432 Melrose Ave., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
All of the victims were adults — three women and three men — ranging in age from the late 20s to early 30s, said fire department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart. Four of the victims were transported in critical condition and two with serious injuries.
The SUV driver tried to flee the scene on foot but he was tackled by witnesses and held for police. His name has not yet been released by Los Angeles police.
L.A.’s Building and Safety department responded to evaluate the structure which was hit by the Prius after the impact of the crash, Stewart said. There’s no word yet on the outcome of their inspection.
The LAPD’s investigation was continuing.
–City News Service
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